Nijaifi: Tikrit burned and looted after liberation
Usama al Nujaifi, the Governor of Mosul says in a statement that it is a huge concern that the city of Tikrit is being burned and looted after its liberation from Islamic State (ISIS), and the Iraqi government is to be blamed.
“We were pleased by the recent victories of the Iraqi security forces in the war fronts, especially the liberation of the city of Tirkit, but ccording to information we received today (Friday, April 3), some armed groups have started stealing, looting and burning the houses and properties of civilians in the city.”
This, according to Nijaifi is a dark message which would undermine the real victory, as it is taking revenge from the civilians and it is in the interest of the ISIS.
“In the same time it is a negative message for the international community who observe the situation in Iraq and support the anti-terror war,” Mosul Governor argues.
Nijaifi also adds in the statement that President Foad Maasoum, Prime Minister Haider al Abadi, and Interior Minister Mohammed al-Ghabban met and admitted that these are crimes against people and vowed to take any action to stop such actions and investigate about those who did this.
“We hold the Iraqi government liable for such acts and ask those groups, who serve the interests of ISIS through such acts, to be stopped.”